LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Robin van Persie (R) of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Theo Walcott (L) after scoing the opening goal after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at Emirates Stadium on November 5, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Arsenal vs. West Bromwich Albion
The 44th And Final Pat Rice Cup
Sunday, May 13, 3PM BT/10AM ET/7AMPT
The Hawthorns, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B71 4LF
Form: Out the window, it's the last day of the season
WBA's SBN Internet Dealio: What an adorable puppy!
Televisual Coverings: Fox Soccer 2 Go and Fox Sports Net
This is it. West Brom welcome Arsenal to their house. Should Arsenal win, they will lock up third. Should they not, they will need help from Everton and Fulham, who are playing against Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur.
That's all there is to it. Just win, baby.
The lineups are out, and they are very interesting. Arsene Wenger has elected to start Carl Jenkinson at right back and Francis Coquelin in midfield alongside Alex Song. Aaron Ramsey is on the bench--is this a reaction to last week's explicitly-called-out mistakes which led to Norwich goals? Also, Andre Santos starts at left back, which is just weird, but okay. Theo Walcott is fit enough to make the bench.
WBA: Fulop; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Cox, Morrison, Mulumbu, Dorrans; Fortune, Long.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Santos, Rosicky, Song, Coquelin, Benayoun, Gervinho, Van Persie.
Subs: Fabianski, Djourou, Gibbs, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Ramsey, Chamakh.
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